Best Friends, Occasional Enemies: The Lighter Side of Life as a Mother and Daughter
St. Martin's Publishing Group, Nov 22, 2011 - Family & Relationships - 288 pages
From the New York Times bestselling writing team comes a hilarious new collection of essays that observe life from a mother/daughter perspective
In other words, they're just like every mother and daughter in the world. Best friends, and occasional enemies. Now they're dishing about it all—their lives, their relationship, and their carb count.
Inspired by their weekly column, "Chick Wit" for The Philadelphia Inquirer, this book is one you'll have to put down—just to stop laughing.
Lisa on Being a Mom - Motherhood has no expiration date. Francesca lives in the city, and I worry about her all the time. My daughter moved out, so why am I still lactating?
Francesca on Being a Daughter - My mother is always right. Just ask her.
Lisa on Things Every Daughter Should Know - Your mother is always thinking about you, but that's not creepy. Your mother will never forget who did you dirty in the sixth grade, for which you can thank her. And your mother will never stop asking you if you need to go to the bathroom, before you leave the house. Well, do you?
Francesca on Closet Wars - My mom is a great dresser. Mostly because she's wearing my clothes.
Lisa on Aging Gracefully - My sex drive is in reverse, I have more whiskers than my cat, and my estrogen replacement is tequila.
Francesca on Apartment Living - When I saw a mouse, the first person I called was Mom. She told me to call my super, but I felt bad bothering him. I hate to bother people. But I love to bother my mother.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - kalyhi - LibraryThing
Poignant and funny. Light Reading. Previous books: My Nest isn't Empty..and Why My Third Husband Will Be A Dog overlap this collection of essays. Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - lovestampmom - LibraryThing
I tremendously enjoyed Scottoline's two other non-fiction collections, however. This one was okay. I stopped at about 25% with no intention of going back, although I did force myself to finish. I love ... Read full review
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